Kim Krost

Kim Krost Natural Reflex Therapy®, Reflexology & Lymphatic Drainage Kim Krost is a native of San Antonio and owner of the Integrative Healing Institute®.  She is a licensed massage therapist, Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Reflexologist and co-creator of Natural Reflex Therapy®, a technique that helps to balance endocrine system function by stimulation of the neuro-lymphatic points […]

Suzanne Schevene

Suzanne Schevene My first licensing in bodywork was in Massage Therapy. As I moved more and more into gentle, effective, empowering types of work, I found myself seeing more permanent results with the addition of energy therapies. I began teaching energy work in 2000. Since 2000, I’ve taught workshops and professional trainings helping others integrate heart and practical energy […]

Lorraine Rimando

Lorraine Rimando, Registered Aromatherapist Lorraine is a Registered Aromatherapist certified by the East West School of Herbal and Aromatic Studies in Westminster, Maryland. She is also a Reiki Master certified in level III Usui and traditional Japanese Reiki. Lorraine has worked as a Registered Nurse for over 13 years in an array of healthcare fields […]

Louanna Sowa

Louanna Sowa My name is Louanna Sowa and I began my studies in Aromatherapy and Energy Therapy because I wanted to help people maintain good holistic health in a natural non-evasive way. I have witnessed the power of nature’s healing using the essential oil blends and energy therapy in the lives of my clients. These […]

Distilling Your Own Hydrosols

Distilling our own hydrosols! Distillation is a fascinating field of study for the aromatherapist and herbalist alike and although I am just beginning this journey and have much to learn, I shall share my experience to date. Hydrosol derives from the Latin “hydro” meaning “water”and “sol” for “solution”. In the world of aromatherapy, hydrosols are […]

Helichrysum Species

Helichrysum species by Jade Shutes The genus Helichrysum Miller, belonging to the Asteraceae (syn. Compositae) family, includes approximately 500-600 species that are widespread throughout the World. The Helichrysum species are xerophytes (meaning they are plants that have adapted in such a way that they are able to tolerate extended periods of dry conditions1) growing at […]

Lori Torquati CMT

Lori has been practicing bodywork since 2003. She is a CMT and graduated from Somatherapy Institute School of Massage in 2007. Lori is a certified Aromatherapist since 2002 having graduated from The Northwest College for Herbal and Aromatic Studies (now the School for Aromatic Studies). She is also a Certified Reflexologist since 2006 having graduated […]

Adora Winquist

Adora Winquist Adora Winquist is the founder and formulator of ADORAtherapy™, and parent company Opus Gaia™, Global Provider of Innovative Aromatherapy Products to Enhance Personal Wellbeing™. Since 1998, Opus Gaia™, ADORAtherapy™and its two other brands, Rhiamon Energy Essentials™ and Trinity Spa Essentials™, have supported the quest for stress reduction, personal growth, and overall health and wellness with […]

Jane Tilly

Jane Tilly Jane Tilly, BSED (Bachelor of Science in Education), BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), CRR (Certified Registered Reflexologist), Critical Thinking Coach (Certified in Feuerstein-Basic I and Basic II), Essential Oil Therapist. Jane graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College (now MLC) in 1976. She taught Kindergarten, K-4, did tutoring, and coached girls sports in […]

How Vegetable Oils are processed

Concern regarding how Vegetable Oils are processed Use Live Oils! “Live oils are oils which still have their nutritional content, especially Essential fatty acids (EFAs), intact. This means oils which have not been exposed to excessive heat, light, oxygen and reactive metals during processing. This means oils that have not been extracted using chemicals or […]

Doctrine of Signatures and Essential Oils

Blending by Morphology (also called: the Doctrine of Signatures) Written by: Jade Shutes WATCH OUR BLENDING WEBINAR (FREE!)   Introduction to Morphology Blending I define ‘morphology’ as a method of intuitively approaching essential oils based upon the messages or energetics inherent within each individual plants specific form and its function/role within the plant. To […]

The Beginning of My Aromatic Journey

Hi! I thought I would share how I began my career in Aromatherapy.  Studying aromatherapy changed my life and I continue to grow in my passion and dedication to living a natural and healthy life because of it. Om shante. If you would like to learn more, receive recipe ideas, special offers and information about […]

Trina Baggett

I am a mother of three amazing boys who has a passion for birth and supporting families. Birth is all about the family and adore serving mothers at a birth and being able to hold a caring presence for families. When I am with you you can look to me like a big sister who […]

How to make Vanilla Infused Coconut Oil

Make Your Own Vanilla infused Coconut Oil 1 cup extra virgin coconut oil 4 vanilla beans Step One: Cut vanilla beans down the center Note: At this point, you can remove vanilla seeds if desired. I leave them in and just avoid scooping them out later, the coconut with vanilla seeds that remains can be […]

Cintia Wess

Cintia Wess Cintia graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She is also a Journalist from Taller Escuela Agencia (TEA), Argentina. She has a diploma as an Aromatherapy Practitioner from Centro y Escuela de Aromaterapia Espiritual Integral (CEAEI) in Mexico, and she is currently continuing her studies […]

Anne Putnam

Anne Putnam Anne Putnam is a Tennessee licensed massage therapist (LMT #9959), registered and certified reflexologist (RCR #88), and a certified clinical aromatherapist by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.  She has 1000+ hours of holistic bodywork instruction/practicum from Eastern and Western wellness modalities, including Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage, face-lifting techniques, acupressure and maternity reflexology.  Anne […]

Kelly Lynch Ring

Kelly Lynch Ring Kelly received her training for Massage Therapy at Seattle Massage School in Everett, WA in 1998. Her Masters in Aromatherapy training comes from Jade Shutes at the NW College for Herbal and Aromatic studies (now the School for Aromatic Studies) in Marysville WA. Kelly’s certificates for Childbirth Education and Doula training were […]

Essential Oil Research

Finding great research on specific essential oils can be time consuming but if you are a research junkie like me, here are some great resources that I pulled together for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. Research Sites American Botanical Council The School for Aromatic Studies is a member of the American Botanical Council! At […]

Homemade Body Lotion Bar

Here is a beautiful homemade body lotion bar recipe.  Quick and easy to make, your skin will love you! Homemade Body Lotion Bar   Print Prep time 1 hour Cook time 20 mins Total time 1 hour 20 mins   Beautiful body lotion bar with essential oils. This recipe makes 5-6 lotion bars. Author: Jade […]

Essential Oil Room Freshening Spritzer

Room Freshening Spritzer 30 drops Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) 20 drops Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) 20 drops Lemon (Citrus limon) 10 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) 4 ounce Spritzer bottle filled with water Combine all ingredients. Shake well. Use daily to freshen and cleanse air. Great in the trash can too!